Python Coder (Part-Time, Contractor Opportunity)



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Software Engineering
United States · Palo Alto, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

PsiQuantum is on a mission to build the world’s first utility-scale, 1 million-plus qubit quantum computer, powered by breakthroughs in silicon photonics and quantum architecture. We were founded in 2015 by the world’s foremost experts in photonic quantum computing and have assembled a world class team dedicated to bringing the world-changing benefits of quantum computing into reality.

Quantum computing is anticipated to unlock the solutions to otherwise impossible computational tasks, with impact across science, technology, and business. By harnessing the laws of quantum physics, quantum computers are expected to dramatically outperform even the most powerful existing (or future) supercomputers and offer the potential to enable extraordinary advances across a broad range of applications including climate, energy, healthcare, finance, agriculture, transportation, materials design, and more, as well as deliver entirely new industries.

PsiQuantum is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise of quantum computing. We have already demonstrated that it’s possible to manufacture core quantum components using the standard and scalable manufacturing processes of a world-leading semiconductor fab.

Our team is working across the full stack of quantum computing, from hardware design, manufacturing, and packaging through to quantum architecture and quantum algorithms. We’re a highly integrated, collaborative group and love tackling problems that span across interfaces.

There’s more work to be done and we are looking for exceptional talent to join us on this extraordinary journey!

Job Summary:

PsiQuantum’s quantum computing framework is based on a massively parallel and distributed architecture wherein end-point nodes are interconnected by a low-latency electronic network fabric. Our team is looking into various networking technologies and creating a simulation environment to aid in architectural simulations of network topologies. The end goal is to be able to specify a networking specification that can meet the latency and robustness requirements for different classes of quantum algorithms. As part of this effort, we have already created network interconnection framework based on python graph libraries and a python based discrete event simulator.

Background and responsibilities of the person hired :

We are looking for an experienced python developer who can :

  • Quickly ramp-up on the existing code base (graph library for creating components and discrete event simulator).
  • Help build python based simulation models of networking components like switches, NICs and interconnects that can seamlessly fit into the above infrastructure.
  • Help build simulation models of networking endpoints.
  • Help build the code infrastructure using which we can create and test various network topologies.

Any prior experience with python based event driven simulators is a plus but not required. However, the expectation is to be able to quickly ramp-up on the existing code base using internal as well as publicly available documentation.

This is a part-time (average 20 hrs a week), temporary role (approx. 9-12 months)
Job location: Palo Alto, CA (Remote can be considered)

PsiQuantum provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. PsiQuantum does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from employment agencies.

The range below reflects the minimum and maximum target hourly range for new hire base salary across all US locations. Actual compensation may vary outside of this range and is dependent on various factors including but not limited to a candidate's qualifications including relevant education and training, competencies, experience, geographic location, and business needs. Base pay is only one part of the total compensation package. Full time roles are eligible for equity and benefits. Base pay is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

For a fully qualified candidate, the expected hourly pay range is:

Pay Range
$120$150 USD

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